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Tuscaloosa Area metropolitan planning (MPO)
April 2019 Meetings

The Tuscaloosa Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold the following meetings:

  1. Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPC), Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

  2. Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

  3. Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), Thursday, April 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

  4. Metropolitan Planning Organization (Policy Committee), Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

The meetings will be held at the West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC), 4200 Highway 69 North, Northport. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. Anyone requiring special assistance should contact the WARC at least 48 hours prior to the meeting (205-333-2990 or david.norris@westal.org).

Items that will be discussed at the meetings include: (1) proposed amendment for the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) (2) proposed amendment for the Fiscal Years 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); (3) the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) draft document; (4) the West Alabama Coordinated Public Transit Plan 2019 draft document, and (5) 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The initial meeting packets are available at https://www.warc.info/mpo-meetings/. The draft 2045 LRTP, transit plan, and UPWP are available at https://www.warc.info/mpo-documents/.

Proposed LRTP Amendment

  • (Project Addition) 1100069653 2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project - Infra Grant; CN; 5/15/19; $6,025,657

Proposed TIP Amendments

  • (Addition) 100069653 2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project - Infra Grant; CN; 5/15/19; $6,025,657

  • (Addition) 100069635 United Cerebral Palsy Section 5310 Transit Capital (Urban) - Rolling stock (2 minivans) FY2019; TR; 4/1/2019; $77,000

  • (Date Change - Out of TIP) 100068588 McFarland Boulevard (US-82, SR-6) at SR-69 - Intersection improvements; PE; $150,000; Old date: 4/1/2019; New date: 3/1/2020

  • (Date Change - Out of TIP) 100061873 Fosters Ferry Road from Joe Malisham Parkway to 29th Street - Widen; CN; $1,864,370; Old date: 5/31/2019; New date: 5/29/2020

  • (Addition) 100069015 Main Avenue from 4th Street to 1st Street Phase 1 - Streetscape improvements; CN; 12/15/19; $741,757

The public can comment on the proposed LRTP and TIP amendments at any of the MPO committee meetings, by mail (at the address in the header), e-mail (david.norris@westal.org), telephone (205-333-2990, x 213), or fax (205-333-2713). Public comments regarding the proposed amendments will be accepted until April 5, 2019, unless submitted at one of the April MPO committee meetings.

The MPO Policy Committee plans how federal highway and transit funds are spent in Tuscaloosa County. The MPO Policy Committee is served by three advisory committees: the BPC, CTAC, and the TCC. The BPC was formed to assist the MPO with bicycle and pedestrian issues. The CTAC provides active and on-going public participation. The TCC, composed of engineers and planners, provides technical guidance to the Policy Committee.